Diavolo, returning to Newman Center Presents after two spectacular performances several years ago, uses abstract and recognized structures on stage to explore the relationship between the danger of our environment and the fragility of the human body. Diavolo calls itself “architecture in motion” and fuses many different movement vocabularies—from everyday pedestrian movement to ballet, contemporary dance, acrobatics, gymnastics, martial arts, and hip-hop. According to Artistic Director Jacques Heim, “What we do on stage is like a live abstract painting. There is no narrative, but strong themes pervade the work such as human struggle, fear, danger, survival, chaos, order, deconstruction, reconstruction, destiny, destination, faith, and love.”
Diavolo’s performances will include “Fluid Infinities,” a stunning work set to the music of Philip Glass, commissioned by the LA Philharmonic and premiered in The Hollywood Bowl.